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Kwani Trust Selects 11 Writers for 2015 Fiction Workshop (Mombasa Edition)

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Kwani Trust Selects 11 Writers for 2015 Fiction Workshop (Mombasa Edition)

16/06/2015

We are pleased to inform you that Kwani Trust has selected 11 writers for the 2015 fiction workshop to be held in June 17th to June 23rd 2015 in Mombasa at the French Cultural Centre. Following Kwani?’s pursuit of developing new contemporary fiction, this workshop will incubate writing from 11 emerging voices.

This workshop is part of Kwani Trust’s plans in putting together a collection of essays, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, testimonials, and photography based on the Coast Region. This will be part of an up-coming edition of Kwani?’s flagship journal, which will explore various themes emerging in Kenya after the 2013 general elections, including debates about and on the Kenyan coast. These include contextual issues around ‘terror’ and insecurity, and competing geographies and histories of the former Coast Province.

These are the writers selected for the workshop:

  • Jotham Mwashighadi
  • Mellisa Kayanda
  • Lubnah Abdulahim Saidi
  • Ednah Kasichana Kabaillah
  • Abdulrahim Ndegwa
  • Farah Bhaijee
  • Idza Lumuhyo
  • Fred Khadhu Safari
  • Lukorito Jowal Jones
  • Edwin Mwambeo
  • Khaled Tayer

The workshop will run 17th to 23rd June 2015 at the French Cultural Centre, Mombasa. Guest tutors include Kwani? Managing Editor Billy Kahora and award-winning author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Dust), Writer and Lecturer, Northumbra University, Dr. Laura Fish.

Download the programme here

 

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